BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. — Fire officials said more structures were lost to the Dixie Fire after impacts to Dixie Valley on Sunday.
Operations Section Chief Jeff Serber said the property loss happened on the north end of Dixie Valley. Numbers on the structure loss aren't available at this time. Incident Commander Evens Kuo said crews stopped southerly progression on that portion of the fire and that the bulk of the structures were outside of the fire perimeter.
In the west zone of the fire, Cal Fire expects a portion of the fire in Lassen Volcanic National Park to burn into itself Monday night. Officials said the fire was active burning to Pacific Coast Trail and up to the Hat Creek drainage where it is tied into Badger Flats.
The Dixie Fire is roughly 100,000 acres away from becoming the largest wildfire in California state history. Currently, the largest fire in state history is the August Complex Fire from 2020. It burned 1,032,648 acres in seven counties.
The Dixie Fire is impacting five counties in Northern California: Butte, Plumas, Tehama, Lassen, and Shasta, according to Cal Fire. The fire has burned 914,655 acres acres and is 58% contained. It has destroyed 688 homes.
Dixie Fire accounts to follow:
- Butte County Sheriff
- Butte County
- Cal Fire
- CAL FIRE Butte Unit/Butte County Fire Department
- Caltrans District 2
- Lassen County Website
- National Forest Closures
- Plumas County Sheriff's Office
- Plumas County Website
- Shasta County Website
- Shasta Sheriff Website
- Shasta 2-1-1 Dixie Info
- Code Red Sign Up
- Tehama County Website
- Tehama Sheriff Website
- Tehama Alert
Evacuations and road closures
- All shelters in Plumas County have been consolidated to the Holy Family Catholic Church at 108 Taylor Ave, Portola
- Los Molinos Veterans Hall 7980 Sherwood Blvd, Los Molinos, CA
NOTE: The Lassen High School shelter has closed
American Red Cross: Public Information Line (855)-755-7711
Animal Evacuation Centers:
- Plumas County Fairgrounds 204 Fairground Road, Quincy
- 201 Mill Creek Road, Quincy
- Recreation Center 101 Meadowview Lane, Chester
- Tehama County Complex 1830 Walnut Street, Red Bluff
(large and small animals)
- Response for injured wildlife: 1-800-942-6459
- Gold Country Wildlife Rescue: 1-530-885-0862
Dixie Fire Structure Status Map
A live map showing which structures have been destroyed or at risk is available below.
An updated map of the acreage of the Dixie Fire.
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According to Cal Fire, 2020 was one of the most severe fire seasons on record as 9,917 wildfires burned 4.2 million acres. Over 9,000 structures were destroyed, and 31 people (civilians and firefighters) were killed.
California also experienced its first "Gigafire" because of the August Complex Fire, burning over 1 million acres by itself. Four of California's top five largest wildfires in state history happened in 2020.
If you live in a wildfire-prone zone, Cal Fire suggests creating a defensible space around your home. Defensible space is an area around a building in which vegetation and other debris are completely cleared. At least 100 feet is recommended.
The Department of Homeland Security suggests assembling an emergency kit that has important documents, N95 respirator masks, supplies to grab with you if you’re forced to leave at a moment’s notice. The agency also suggests signing up for local warning system notifications and know your community’s evacuation plans best to prepare yourself and your family in cases of wildfires.
Some counties use Nixle alerts to update residents on severe weather, wildfires, and other news. To sign up, www.nixle.com or text your zip code to 888777 to start receiving alerts.
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WATCH MORE ON ABC10: Monday morning wildfire updates: Caldor, Bridge, and Dixie.